Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

About CUP

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement particularly among underrepresented communities. CUP projects demystify the urban policy and planning issues that impact our communities, so that more individuals can better participate in shaping them.

We believe that increasing understanding of how these systems work is the first step to better and more diverse community participation.

CUP projects are collaborations of art and design professionals, community-based advocates and policymakers, and our staff. Together we take on complex issues—from the juvenile justice system to zoning law to food access—and break them down into simple, accessible, visual explanations.

The tools we create are used by organizers and educators all over New York City and beyond to help their constituents better advocate for their own community needs.

Website design: Linked by Air

Find out more about CUP through this short video from the Curry Stone Design Prize.


En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting